Wantagh High School Alumni

Wantagh, New York (NY)

Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Colonel. Still on Active Duty.
donald mackay
donald mackay
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Tsgt Mackay Served over 20 years with the New York Air National Guard, and served in the Middle East in 1999 and then again in 2003. He retired in 2005 and retuned tio the unit again 2007.
Donald Santapaola
Donald Santapaola
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

USN Captain - 3rd in command George Washington Nuclear Carrier, Squadron Commander Persian Gulf War, XO Oceana Naval Airbase, Norfolk Virginia
Deceased 12/2004
Donald W Willits
Donald W Willits
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

Ordnance Supply Specialist. Served from 18 October 1960 thru 17 October 1963. From June of 1961 thru August 1962 I spent in South Korea. I was on the Washington DC, Baltimore defense perimeter on a missile site during the Cuban Crises.
Eric Berkowitz
Eric Berkowitz
Class of 1972
Army, 2 Years

Served during Vietnam 1973 to mid 1975 did a tour in Frankfurt Germany as a Radio Relay Operator. Toured Europe and met some mighty fine people. Learned how to drink some really good bier Hmmmm. I will return again someday to taste it again. hat was the only place I could drink 17 biers and not feel the pain even when I woke up and remembered EVERY minute. GREAT STUFF.
GEORGE ENGELHARDT
GEORGE ENGELHARDT
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

VIETNAM
glenn stebe
glenn stebe
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Served both in the Army and Army Reserve
Served in Iraq in 1990 Retired in 2008
Gordon I Peterson
Gordon I Peterson
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted in Naval Reserve in my junior year in HS; appointed to US Naval Academy and graduated 1968. Served 30 years, as a naval aviator and public affairs specialist. Flew 500-plus combat mission in Vietnam War as Navy helo gunship pilot with Seawolves of HAL-3. Taught history at USNA. Served on personal staffs of two chairmen, JCS. Directed Navy command information bureau during recovery operations for TWA Flight 800. Retired as captain in 1998.
James E. Fragapane
James E. Fragapane
Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years

ABE-1 Launch and recovery systems, Catapults and Arresting Gear Sys.
James Sharpe
James Sharpe
Class of 1959
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Sailed Pacific building towers on the smallest Islands and improving the economy in Manilla, Hong Kong, Yokuska, Cavite, Agana, etc... .then spent years learning, and practicin,g teaching younger generation to be CG Officers. Nice work.
Then back to NY to build local towers and raise six in beautiful upstate Milton. Thanks to Connie for keeping us in touch.
Jim Sharpe
Jim Sharpe
Class of 1959
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Ten active in Hawaii points west and Virginia as a teacher of new folks. Big ship sailing to bring equiptment for building LORAN Stations in remote islands in the Pacific; Yap, Guam, Saipan, etc.
Ten plus years in Reserve cleaning up the Hudson with some great troops from NYPD, NYFD, Locals.
John (Jack) Craig
John (Jack) Craig
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Basic training-11/66– Lackland AFB San Antonio, TX
Tech School- 1/67-5/67 Chanute AFB, Rantoul, IL, Weather Observer Course
Served in Base Weather operations at the following duty stations:
Sewart AFB ,Smyrna, TN- 5/67-7/69

Nha Trang AB, Vietnam 7/69-12:69

DaNang AB, Vietnam-12/69-7/70
Jonathan Reisch
Jonathan Reisch
Class of 1978
Air Force, 11 Years

F-16 Avionics Tech, 2 tours Kunsan AB Korea, Hill AFB Utah, Luke AFB Arizona.
Kenneth Giadrosich
Kenneth Giadrosich
Class of 1966
Navy, 8 Years

Retired as Lt. Cdr. Vietnam. Naval Intelligence Washington D.C.,Executive Officer Boston Naval Shipyard
Laura Domitz
Laura Domitz
Class of 1972
Army, 11 Years

Spent 11 years as an Arny Chemical Corps officer in th US and Germany.
Michael Ciaverelli
Michael Ciaverelli
Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years

ANTI TERRORISM OFFICER
Mike Camerire
Mike Camerire
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Viet Nam Era, Gulf War I, 18 years served overseas working in computer and communication systems.
Mindy S. Egert
Mindy S. Egert
Class of 1977
Navy, 8 Years

Second Class Petty Officer E-5
Communications, Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor
Military training and education
Equipment and maintenance supervisor
Richard W Graham
Richard W Graham
Class of 1974
Army, 6 Years

DAV
Thomas Curtis (Record)
Thomas Curtis (Record)
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Vietnam era veteran '66-'70....posted 2 Texas (basic-San Antonio, tech school-Amarillo) France (Chateauroux AS), Germany (Hahn AFB) and California (March AFB)
Timothy Driscoll
Timothy Driscoll
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

Msgt Driscoll, Commands served: Special Operations, Air Mobility Command, USAFE, Air Training Command.
Timothy Wiesmann
Timothy Wiesmann
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pilot,USAF & USN
Tom Curtis
Tom Curtis
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Basic training...Lackland AFB, Texas 1966
Tech school...Amarillo AFB, Texas 1966
Chateauroix AFB, France 1966/67
Hahn AFB, Germany 1967-69
March AFB, California 1969/70
Victoria Bingham
Victoria Bingham
Class of 1974
Army, 14 Years

Army Basic Training Ft. Jackson, SC, Combat Medicine Fort Sam Houston,TX, Russian Language Defense Language Institute, Monterey CA; Combat Medic, Intelligence Analyst, Russian Translator; Served with Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Office and Joint Russian American Task Force on POW/MIAs

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Wantagh High School Classmates

Janet Ramocki
Class of '64

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Our Wantagh High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Wantagh High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Wantagh are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!